Special Internship, Des Moines Radio Group

Do you love listening to the radio and finding a new favorite song? Is learning quickly one of your best skills? Do you have a passion for communication? Do you want to have some fun this summer, AND get paid? Then this is likely the internship for you! The Special Internship with the Des Moines Radio Group offers you a chance to learn the ins and outs of the radio business from the

The Special Internship with the Des Moines Radio Group offers you a chance to learn the ins and outs of the radio business from the studio to the business office, to the marketing and events department. After 12 weeks, you will not only have a working knowledge of radio but also a few fun stories to share when you hit the books this fall.

The position is up to 26 hours a week, including some weekends. You will be working with managers and leaders in radio programming, sales, promotions and marketing, digital marketing and design, music, and engineering.

Details: The DMRG Special Internship is awarded to a graduating high school senior or current college student with an interest in, and aptitude for, the business of Radio Broadcasting.

Applicants must:

  1. Demonstrate their ambition to pursue a career in radio broadcasting.
  2. Be in possession of a good academic record. (Please enclose unofficial transcript.)
  3. Attach an essay of 300-350 words that continues the statement: This is why I want to work in the radio business…
  4. Be willing to commit to a 12-week, first-hand, summer internship at the Des Moines Radio Group in Des Moines, Iowa from May 29-August 18, 2017.

The DMRG Scholarship is $5,000 (gross) to be paid as taxable wages bi-weekly during the internship.
The student is responsible for any housing costs during the internship. (Employees and family members of Saga Communications, its subsidiaries or competing
companies within a 100-mile radius are not eligible.)

To apply, send requested information, and attached application to:
Des Moines Radio Group, c/o Kate Garner, 1416 Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309 or
Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017



Assistant editor, audio-video creation studio (St. Louis)

90°W, a leading motion media creation studio in St. Louis, is looking for an assistant editor.

This position requires a bit of everything to assist our senior editors in all of the tasks necessary to bring audio and visual files into our system, organize them, get them out the door and then archive and catalog them for future retrieval. It also includes handling direct client requests for revisions, updates & versions to pieces that we have produced.

Our work environment is creative, collaborative, hectic and demanding. We strive for excellence in everything we do. This is a critical position in our organization, because the Assistant Editor is often the last person to touch our product before it goes out the door to our clients. Extraordinary attention to detail is critical. This position requires a high degree of intelligence and an ability to handle pressure under deadline.


  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are mandatory.
  • Dependable, Highly Intelligent, Passion for our Industry
  • Great computer skills with the ability & desire to learn new things quickly.
  • Desire to be part of a team. We are a small, close, group.
  • At least two years experience with Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere.
  • A working knowledge of After Effects is a plus.
  • College degree in media production preferred.

In addition to the requirements, the following skills or interests may be beneficial:

  • Production technology – cameras, DIT, workflow, etc. Ingest efficiencies for Alexa, RED. Keep 90-owned production equipment organized and maintained. Oversee check out, check in of production equipment.
  • Collaborate with creative team to grow 90’s expertise with VR, AR, 360 content and other emerging technologies
  • Maintain company’s wordpress website
  • Contribute to social media and blog posting
  • Monitor and maintain our IT systems – more than 14 workstations – connected to central server

Compensation: competitive salary, plus health and retirement benefits. Schedule: 8-hour workdays, Monday – Friday, may be scheduled to begin at 9am, 10am or 11am, depending on client needs. Flexibility to adjust schedule to meet work demands is essential.

90°W is a media production facility that creates TV commercials and high-end corporate video communications. Our clients are primarily advertising agencies. We are located in the vibrant Lafayette Square neighborhood in St. Louis. We currently have 17 people on our collaborative team.

For more information and to apply, see https://adclubstl.org/careers/assistant-video-editor/

Copywriter for Bass Pro Shops (Springfield, MO)

The White River Marine Group (WRMG) Senior Copywriter is a critical part of the award-winning WRMG Creative Team – providing key creative leadership and supervision. This individual will work closely with art directors, designers, other writers and the marketing team to craft compelling marketing materials for Ranger fiberglass and aluminum boats. The Senior Copywriter must not only be creative, but also very detail-oriented, driven and organized, as they will often be responsible for proofreading and writing a wide range of materials containing highly technical information. As a senior-level member of the creative team, the Senior Copywriter should also possess leadership skills and be able to assist with supervising the team. Given the subject matter, this individual should also possess extensive knowledge of recreational boating and competitive angling.

To apply, see https://basspro.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Springfield-MO-Bass-Pro-Shops-Base-Camp/Senior-Copywriter–Ranger-Boats-_R016198-1

Fellowships at Mother Jones (San Francisco, D.C.)

Mother Jones is currently accepting applications for its prestigious Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program, with openings in San Francisco and D.C. This is a full-time opportunity, starting in June and lasting six months, with the possibility of an additional six-month extension.

Investigating a private prison from the inside. Tailing candidates on the campaign trail.

Sifting through public records and scrutinizing massive data sets. Tracking gun violence.

Mother Jones is breaking news and creating first-rate investigative journalism for 9 million readers a month. Behind that award-winning reporting—and sometimes in front of it—are the journalists-in-training, deep in the trenches and making sure everything we publish is honest, accurate, and bulletproof.

Mother Jones fellows dig deep into our hard-hitting investigations as fact-checkers, soak up research chops and digital skills, and learn how a nonprofit news business hums. They comb archives and spreadsheets while immersed full time in collaborative projects. Mother Jones is better for it, and at the end of their time in our newsroom MoJo fellows are armed with all the tools of the journalism trade—tools they’ve been paid to learn.

Fellows work closely with top-notch editors, penning pieces about a transgender inmate risking everything to protest mistreatment in jail; digging into Black Lives Matter’s influence on political candidates; illuminating sexual harassment allegations at the EPAand exposing the failures of abstinence-only education. Many recent alumni of the program have been hired as MoJo staff, while others have gone on to work at outlets like the New York Times, Foreign Policy, BuzzFeed, Politico, and Wired.

 Applications for our June 2017 fellowship are due April 1. Mother Jones believes that a diverse team makes our work better. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. To learn more about the fellowship positions, eligibility, and how to apply, visit http://www.motherjones.com/about/ben-bagdikian-fellowship-program

Communications Intern, Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault seeks a Communications Intern for summer.

Qualifications include:

    • Excellent writing and communications skills.
    • Knowledge and interest in communications, social media, online engagement and reporting, and social justice work.
    • A willingness to learn and be creative.
    • Have an understanding of issues surrounding social justice and sexual violence work.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to achieve short-term and long-term goals.
    • Ability to multi-task, take direction, follow through on projects, meet deadlines,and provide inspired input. 

To Apply:  Send letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to Matty Smith at communications@iowacasa.org. Internship position will be open until filled by qualified applicant. Email inquiries only please. Writing sample can be anything that showcases your talents as a writer and a communicator. Deadline for application is Friday, April 14, 2017.

Additional Information:  The Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA) works to unite people and organizations to promote a society free from sexual violence and to meet the diverse needs of survivors. IowaCASA is a progressive organization, and works towards goals that will improve the well-being of survivors in many aspects of their lives. We support disenfranchised groups and actively work on anti-racist initiatives. IowaCASA is a small, statewide non-profit organization that provides a friendly, fast-paced work environment.

IowaCASA’s continuing success depends upon the qualifications of the individuals the agency employs. IowaCASA is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with state and federal law or local ordinance, the agency will ensure that the following personnel matters will be administered without regard to age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, or disability.

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA)
3030 Merle Hay Rd. Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 244-7424 ext. 1907

Internships, jobs at Pew Research Center (D.C.)

The Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., offers a range of internships and full-time jobs in journalism, research, web development and data. See the link below for more information:


Social Media & Branded Content Specialist at Lexicon Content Marketing (Des Moines, IA)

Posted Date: 2/16/2017
Location: Des Moines
Type of Employment: Full Time


The Social Media & Branded Content Specialist will develop and execute social media campaigns to achieve the marketing and communication goals of Lexicon and its clients. In addition, the Social Media Specialist is responsible for writing and developing content for Lexicon and a variety of external clients.

The ideal candidate will have one year of professional experience with social media strategy, content writing and audience engagement; excellent writing skills; a bachelor’s degree in a related field (marketing, journalism, public relations, advertising) from an accredited four-year college or university; and the proven ability to:

  • Plan, execute, manage, and curate social media campaigns, considering platform, frequency, and messaging
  • Write copy that tells a compelling story and is relevant, clear and engaging
  • Develop content for assorted formats including digital, social, brochures, one-sheets, news releases, white papers, case studies, trade show materials, newsletters, and video scripts
  • Write copy that is well-organized and free of grammatical, punctuation, and language-usage errors
  • Research client products, services, and audiences in order to produce content that resonates with target audiences
  • Track analytics and develop reports for management and clients
  • Monitor and measure the effectiveness of various digital and social tactics and adjust messaging, frequency, and platforms accordingly
  • Copyedit, proofread, and revise copy
  • Contribute to a creative team of writers, editors, and graphic designers
  • Work on multiple projects with overlapping deadlines
  • Meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Additional skills and experience requested:

  • early adopter and innovative thinker
  • detail-oriented
  • proficiency with content management platforms
  • inbound marketing
  • mobile marketing
  • HTML and CSS
  • video editing

Does this sound like you? If so, consider joining Lexicon Content Marketing. We’ll treat you like the pro you are and offer you a chance to grow with a growing company. We provide competitive compensation and benefits and an award-winning work environment. All inquiries will be treated confidentially. EEO employer.

Please send a letter of application, your resume, list of three references, PDFs of your work or a link to your website, salary history, and compensation requirements to Jim Stepp, Lexicon Content Marketing, jstepp@lexiconcontentmarketing.com. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

No phone inquiries. No agencies.